Dietetics (Post-Bachelor Certificate)

This program is available to students admitted to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) who already have an undergraduate degree. Completion of the CPD makes graduates of the program eligible to take the National Registration Examination for Dietitians, which, when successfully completed, confers the legal designation of Registered Dietitian.

Admission Requirements

Students who have received an undergraduate degree from Wayne State University should contact the department for application procedures. Students who have received an undergraduate degree from another institution must complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission and have transcripts of previous work sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Application to the CPD is separate from that to the University (CPD applications should be obtained from the department office), and applications are accepted only once yearly; deadline is April 1 for program entry the following fall semester.

 

Students with a dietetics degree generally will have fulfilled all prerequisite course requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics degree. Any courses in which the student had received a grade of D or below must be repeated; any dietetics courses in which the student has received a grade of C-plus or below must be repeated. Dietetics courses include food service management, medical nutrition therapy (also called clinical nutrition or diet therapy), and community nutrition. Following successful completion of all Core Courses in the undergraduate degree program, the student will elect the Core Courses for the Post-Bachelor Certificate in Dietetics.

Students who possess an undergraduate degree that is not in dietetics do not need to obtain a second undergraduate degree in dietetics, but they must complete all Core Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, or their equivalents at other universities. Students in this category should consult with a dietetics advisor at their earliest opportunity. Following successful completion of all Core Courses in the undergraduate degree program, the student will elect the Core Courses for the Post-Bachelor Certificate in Dietetics.

Core Courses
NFS 4100Nutrition Care Process I2
NFS 4120Nutrition Care Process II2
NFS 4210(WI) Dietetic Practice II10
NFS 4220Dietetic Practice III10
NFS 5200Advanced Dietetics3
NFS 5360Management of Nutritional Care and Services3
NFS 6860Controversial Issues in Clinical Nutrition: Dietetics2
Total Credits32